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CNBC
Nov 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
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CNBC
Nov 19, 2013 9:00am EST
, our own phil lebeau with more details on that. >> reporter: good morning, kate. we're here at the l.a. auto so where as they get ready to open the show, a lot of talk is about what's happening with tesla. a few minutes ago, this tweet from elon musk, the ceo of tesla. he says why does a tesla fire with no injury get more media headlines than 100 gas car fires that kill hundreds of people per year? what he's referencing is the fact that the national highway traffic safety administration has opened a formal investigation into the model s battery fires. in doing so the agency said the investigation was prompted by recent incidents in washington state and tennessee that resulted in battery fires due to undercarriage strikes with roadway debris. nobody was injured, nobody was killed in either of the tesla model s fires and tesla this morning said it asked the national highway traffic safety association to launch a formal investigation. it brings up the question, will there be a rrl? this is what elon musk said at the deal book contract just last week when andrew ross sorkin asked him abo
CNBC
Nov 14, 2013 4:00pm EST
lebeau. >> both sides today are digging in. saying they do not plan ongoing back to the negotiating table. here's the contract that the machinists union, about 31,000 members, rejected. 67% voted no to a new eight year contract. the members unwilling to change the pension. again, that deal would have stretched through 2024. after the vote, here's what one union member said when asked about the possibility that this no could send the 77x somewhere else. >> if they choose to take the 777x down the path they take the 787 and commit corporate suicide, it's their business, not ours. >> boeing is actively talking with citying around the country about the 777x plant. it expects to bring several thousand jobs to where the plane is built. they would last well past 2030. five cities to think about. there are a number of other cities that aren't being mentioned. salt lake city, huntsville, long beach. they've all been mentioned as potential sites. real quick, maria, if you take a look at shares of boeing, they surged to an all time high today. past $135 a share. clearly investors are betting t
CNBC
Nov 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
, that would be bmw. new cla model has been on fire so far in 2013. >> our phil lebeau has been at the l.a. auto show today checking out the hottest new cars. he joins us with mercedes benz ceo steve cannon. >> thank you. we're in front of the cla because this has been red hot. tell us the type of buyer you're bringing in with the cla. >> all new buyers, conquest buyers. 80% of the those buying the cla are brand new to mercedes. trading in bmws, honda, toyotas -- >> mass market. >> that's what we were hoping for. those that sold in the 30,000 to $50,000 price point is significant. what's going on in the marketplace is you have luxury folks moving toward that point. and you have the mass manufacturers moving up. that's a battleground that's very significant. >> which brings up what happened in december, which is always huge for the luxury automakers. i was talking with one of your dealers yesterday and he said, boy, december is going to be a great month for the deals when it comes to luxury. how much more will we see this year compared to past years? >> for us it's going to be business as
CNBC
Nov 14, 2013 1:00pm EST
that the plane maker rejecting a controversial contract proposal. it could have big ramifications. our phil lebeau in chicago. phil, this seemed like a real important vote not just for boeing but also for the labor community as a whole. >> absolutely because this is one of those plumb possibilities out there in terms of where boeing puts the 777 x plane. the union, the machinist in seattle, had a chance to vote on a contract offer which would extend through 2024. two-thirds of the members voted it down last night. here's a sense of what they were feeling as they were voting. >> i was quite certain it was not going to pass. i could not see my brothers and sisters taking this and the way it was presented to us as extortion and accepting it. >> they choose to take the 777 x the same path they took the 787 and commit corporate suicide, it's their business. it's not ours. >> keep in mind, boeing offered a guarantee of the 777x being built in the puget sound if the union agreed to that eight-year contract which would have had some changes to the pension, a 1% a year pay raise. they would have had to pay
CNBC
Nov 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
base some 12 miles away. we expect it to take off any time now. phil lebeau has been following the story, and he joins us live from chicago. phil, first of all, how did this happen? and second of all, this is a much shorter strip than mcconnell has. how's this going to work? >> reporter: let's start first with taking off and the shorter runway. the runway at jabara airport is about 6,100 feet long. typically a 747 modified like this would have a ruppway of at least 9,100 feet, a 3,000-foot difference. they're not going to take off until all parties sign off. authorities say yes, we believe we have enough room for taking off. that's the takeoff we may see relatively soon. as for how it got here, the dreamlifter was carrying 787 dreamliner parts from italy, stopped in new york and was on its way to the facility in wichita, spirit air systems where it was going to be dropping off parts, picking up others. as the pilots were coming in on approach late last night, listen to the exchange between the dreamlifter pilot and the air traffic control tower. >> 4241 heavy, do you know which
CNBC
Nov 11, 2013 9:00am EST
, prompting companies around the world to open up more plans there, fill le beau joins us live from mexico with some more on this phenomenon. good morning, phil. >> reporter: good morning, kelly. we're on the floor of the plant for a japanese auto parts supplier. they are going to be building exhaust systems as well as control modules for nissan, general motors, mazda, they're exploetding here. they're in the midst of a hiring boom. they are going to 1,400 workers a year ago. by the time this expansion is done in the next few years, they'll be up to 3,100 workers. that's what we are seeing throughout mexico when you look at the auto and aerospace industry. this has become the hottest place for the growth of those jobs. primarily because it benefits from a number of factors, including trade agreements, low cost, et cetera. take a look at this, a lot of people sit there and say, around they shipping jobs to china? look at the cost difference for jobs and exports out of mexico versus china versus the united nations united states. they have to realize members ka has become the hottest export h
CNBC
Nov 13, 2013 9:00am EST
to lagging sales. our phil lebeau explains in chicago. hey, phil. >> reporter: this is about the new vehicle that lincoln has unveiled today, called the mkc. let's look at it. it's really a small crossover utility vehicle. they're calling it a small suv. but it's built on a car platform. it will start at just under $34,000. now, lincoln is hoping the mkc captures the growing demand for small suvs and luxury crossover utility vehicles. year-to-date, lincoln sales down 3%. they've had no traction at all, while the luxury market overall is up 11%. but the head of lincoln says he believes things are starting to turn around. >> as the luxury business is about brand, it's about contribution margin, and it's about customers buying the best product. and we are really pleased to see that our price on the new mkc are up almost $6,000. our hybrid mix is over 30% now, which is something we didn't expect, frankly. >> reporter: so there are some metrics that are moving in favor of lincoln, which really has been stuck in the mud for a long time. but jim farley thinks they can bring it around. the showrooms
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